Home to the towering snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the wildebeests and gazelles of the Serengeti, and the legendary spices of Zanzibar, it’s no wonder Tanzania has captured the imaginations of many. Although it is a rising star on the tourist map, Tanzania is still a predominantly rural and agricultural society, and it has struggled to improve basic infrastructure and expand educational and healthcare systems. World Endeavors volunteers in Tanzania make a difference in the lives of the Tanzanian people through hard work and a commitment to promoting a brighter future for this extraordinary country.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in Tanzanian culture.
The city of Arusha is located in mountainous northern Tanzania, right under Mount Meru. Once a center of colonial administration, Arusha is now a thriving city and a popular starting point for trips to Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s also an important diplomatic center, as the East African Community of Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda is headquartered here. Coffee, wheat, and maize are grown in the nearby countryside and can be found for sale in the city’s busy marketplace. On their time off, volunteers can sample the city’s varied restaurants, offering Tanzanian, Ethiopian, Western, Indian, and Chinese food; on weekends, it’s easy to venture out to explore the area’s natural wonders or take a trip to the storied island city of Zanzibar.
“From my experience abroad, I gained a whole new level of confidence in myself. I went outside of my comfort zone to travel alone to a new country in order to help others. I gained a further appreciation for other cultures, and a knowledge that other parts of the world are extremely different and yet similar at the same time. I learned of my love to volunteer, and a deeper passion for traveling.”
- Samantha, Volunteer in Tanzania
World Endeavors volunteers in Tanzania live and work in Arusha, which is located near Mount Kilimanjaro on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley.
World Endeavors volunteers in Tanzania can contribute to the following projects:
World Endeavors Childcare Assistance volunteers in Tanzania help care for children and teach them English and other skills that contribute to success in later life. Minimum duration of 4 weeks
World Endeavors Health Education volunteers improve public health in Tanzania, primarily through community health education about diseases and disease prevention.
World Endeavors Healthcare volunteers in Tanzania work in hospitals and clinics, assisting medical professionals deliver care to under served community members.
World Endeavors Special Education volunteers work in programs that serve children with special needs and depending on their experience and what kind of help is most needed, may help prepare lesson plans, direct classes, assist with speech therapy sessions, and provide basic care for children.
Volunteers assist in local schools, teaching core subjects such as reading, math, art, and science to students in all grade levels.
World Endeavors Women’s Development volunteers in Tanzania work with a local nonprofit organization that teaches Maasai women how to make hand-crafted items such as clothes, beading, souvenirs, and household goods in order to sell them on the international market.
World Endeavors volunteers in Tanzania stay in a volunteer house during their programs. Volunteers share common space with fellow volunteers from around the world. Typically, rooms will be shared with others of the same gender, but single rooms may be possible. Housing accommodations are modest, safe, and clean, but may differ from Western norms in terms of space or amenities.
The World Endeavors Volunteer in Tanzania program is flexible in duration and can be tailored to last between 2 to 12 weeks. If you have the time, we recommend a stay of at least 4 weeks. Admissions are rolling, and World Endeavors volunteers can choose when they would like to start their program. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to volunteer at a specific location or in a specific project.
When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to Tanzania, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing considerations unique to your destination or your volunteer project.
Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.
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- Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
- Volunteer program placement: individualized for your goals and experience
- Flexible durations from 2 to 12 weeks with year-round start dates
- Academic credit facilitation
- Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
- Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
- Swahili language instruction: 15 hours
- Airport reception and welcome
- Volunteer housing accommodations with 3 meals per day included
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
- 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Travel protection
- Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Arusha, Tanzania
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip a memorable, meaningful one.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. We can accommodate applications received 12 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. If your intended start date is less than 12 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.